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Tillage
EU cereals down 6.8% on 2021
Andy Doyle
Cereal production in the EU was down in 2022, mainly due to the impact of heat and drought on maize yields in particular.
21 September 2022 News
Significant fodder shortages across south and east
A Teagasc survey found that 10% of farmers in the east and southeast had used more than 20% of their winter feed stocks during the summer drought.
14 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Growth rates lifting for autumn flush
Grass growth rates have increased, and the prospects for decent grass this autumn have improved greatly write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick
Grain Trends: markets flip upwards yet again
Concerns over global maize production and the Black Sea trade corridor continue to add volatility to grain markets
14 September 2022 Markets
Europe’s hottest summer takes toll on agriculture
As heatwaves gripped the European continent this summer, the result has been a reduction in forecast grain output.
13 September 2022 News
Department clarifies slurry and stubble rules
The Department of Agriculture has outlined where and how slurry spreading may be permitted past the new earlier autumn deadlines.
7 September 2022 News
Lamb drafting challenges laid bare in Tullamore Farm
The average killout of 82 lambs recently slaughtered was recorded at 42.2% but this ranged from as low as 38.5% killout to a top of 48.4%.
7 September 2022 Tullamore Farm
Farmer Writes: game-changing rain and Tirlán
Tirlán as a brand is maybe a little underwhelming for the moment but hopefully it will grow on all of us.
7 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Dairy management: what is the outlook for grass growth?
Now that the rain has come, many farmers are wondering if they will grow enough grass, writes Aidan Brennan.
5 September 2022 Management
This week in photos - drought, beans, pumpkins and open days
Our top farming photos from the past week include milking, drought conditions, rowing hay, pumpkins, Johnstown Castle open day and harvesting beans.
4 September 2022 News
Farmer writes: First Milk, Diddly Squat and drought
At home, things are proving difficult, as we have had no rain in the south-west for several weeks, writes Joe Collingborn.
4 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Contractor association seeks extension to Fodder Support Scheme
Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has said that grass growth has been "static" on many farms over the last six weeks, with farmers delaying silage and hay as a result.
1 September 2022 News